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  • Professional gun?

    When did you find your limitations to the hobby gun?

    I think I am still fine with the hobby gun. Because I am not sure if the benefits would offset the huge price of the professional guns.

    What would I get out of the profesional gun?

    My biggest grip on the hobby gun is not being able to fit much powder in the cup. When you load it to a certain point... if burps out globs of powder.

    Clean up isnt too bad, but I wish it was easier.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Professional gun?

    Ever consider a pressure pot?

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    • #3
      Re: Professional gun?

      Originally posted by mtumbleson
      Ever consider a pressure pot?
      Wouldnt changing colors be ever more of a pain?

      I dont do large parts runs all that often, but when I do, it would be nice to have more powder in the gun.

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      • #4
        Re: Professional gun?

        Humm, good point, didn't think of that.

        Up until this week I've only offered black on my products. I have red, blue and clear ordered, thought I would expand a little. (PCing is not main buiness) With limited colors I suppose a guy could set up a "pot" for each color.

        My problem is I haven't found a suitable off the shelf product for use as a pot...

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        • #5
          Re: Professional gun?

          Pressure pot istn really the direction I am looking to go.

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          • #6
            Re: Professional gun?

            you can buy a fluidizer hopper for it .
            there is guy that sell some on ebay very cheap

            I prefer my nordson over my hobby cuz
            I can control the Kv to get to the area I want and not ( thread holes)
            I get a lot better finish on translucent colors ( candy)
            coats are alot more even
            and I feed directly from the powder box I received ( mine is a box feed)
            and it's a lot more easier to handle with out the cup on top.

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            • #7
              Re: Professional gun?

              When I started doing more and more. I steped upto a Nordson Sure Coat gun. Box feed vibratory hopper. They also sell litte 5-6lb fuild bed containers.

              Theres a guy I know who maked em out of PVC at a fraction of the cost also. he ays they hold 6-7lbs cost is $125

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              • #8
                Re: Professional gun?

                I think stepping up to a professional gun for me... I would hope to achieve a better flow of powder... that is more important to me than the amount of powder in the cup. I will refill it if necessary multiple times, would be nice not to have to, but its not that big of a deal.

                I just hate when I have to blow the part off because the gun burped out a glob of powder. Thats a pain in the keister.

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                • #9
                  Re: Professional gun?

                  Plus with a professional gun you minimize powder waste by at least 50%. I did in my case.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Professional gun?

                    Thats another HUGE plus... there is quite a bit of waste with the hobby gun.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Professional gun?

                      I bought a gun for $500 and it does a really good job. I called the hobby gun my "poof bomb"

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